Duke University is one of 17 private colleges across North Carolina participating in the government's Yellow Ribbon program, which will provide significant financial aid to veterans.
Under the program, veterans can attend public universities for free and get significant tuition help at more than 500 private institutions and out-of-state public universities across the country. It is a federal, matching-grant program where the government matches a university's contribution on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Institutions and professional schools within them are allowed to choose how much they contribute; at Duke, for example, the contributions range from $4,000 per student per year at the undergrad, graduate and doctoral nursing schools to $17,500 from the graduate business school.
Wake Forest's school of management is participating, as is Meredith College, Guilford College in Greensboro, Elon's law school and school of physical therapy, and a host of others across the state.
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Here's a story on the program from the Chronicle of Higher Education. It may require a password.